Monday, July 25, 2011

Connecticut Wedding Planner | Alissa and John wed with rustic chic, downtown style!

This past winter we had the honor and privilege of working with the beautiful Alissa Dinneen and her adorable husband John on their downtown rustic chic wedding at Connecticut's Old State House.  I originally met Alissa through a past client whose wedding she had photographed and she came to us to assist her with designing her wedding stationery suite.  I couldn't have been more excited when Alissa asked us to help her design her wedding as well.  Together we designed a sophisticated city wedding with both glamorous detail and rustic accents, perfect for Alissa and John's winter wedding celebration. 

Alissa and John had commissioned a team of the very best vendors in the biz and we loved being a part of it all.  Choosing the photographer was something Alissa was very passionate about and she knew from early on that she would ask Laura and Ricardo from Alternate Angles to photograph her wedding.  Their images - throughout this blog post, are nothing short of incredible, and they were so wonderful to work with on Alissa and John's wedding day. 

Alissa and the ladies readied under the talents of Naomi and Angela from Naomi Martinez Salon and then Alissa, the glowing bride donned her stunning Judd Waddell gown from The White Dress By The Shore, and the bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo.

Alissa and John wed during the late afternoon and the 2 feet of snow on the ground paired with the mid-ceremony squall only added to the magic of the personalized, touching, and emotional marriage ceremony, presided over by Reverend Victoria Burdock. 

Following the ceremony, guests moved into the Main Foyer and Lady Justice Foyer for the cocktail hour and were dazzled by the creative and delicious delights of Emily's Catering Staff.  The bar included specialty cocktails choosen by Alissa and John - with a bit of a competition between the two!  We worked swiftly to convert the ceremony space into the reception space. 

We designed the entire stationery suite in Charcoal, Ice Blue, and Platinum, and used those colors to design the decor as well.  Incorporating the rustic chic elements such as the Galvanized Lanterns, the fabulous moss and wood towered orchid arrangements, designed by Jessica at Jessica's Country Flowers, and the white wash distressed chairs, played off the sheen of the ice blue linens, the silver chargers, and the jewel embellished napkin rings.

Guested danced the night away under the direction of Butch Gray amidst the incredible warm ambience created by accent lighting by Dan at ShinDig Lighting. 

Tom Morlock from Vantage Point Films provided this stunning highlights reel.  His talent and creativity are incredible and he is wonderful to be around and work with. 

Alissa and John (and Mary too), thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to work with you, to bring all of your wedding dreams to life, and to be such a special part of the beginning of your newest chapter - marriage - together.  Everything was beautiful, you are both are so genuine, so caring, so down to earth, and real; I cherished every minute of ensuring your wedding day was absolutely perfect. 


Fabulous Fete Fruitioners (shamelessly lifted from Alissa's own blog!)

Photographer : Laura and Ricardo - Alternate Angles
Florist : Jessica's Country Flowers
Caterer : Emily's Catering Group
Cake : Something Sweet by Michelle
Videographer : Tom Morlock - Vantage Point Films
DJ : Butch Gray DJ
Ceremony Musicians : Wild Wood Groups
JP : Rev. Victoria Burdick
Lighting : Shindig Lighting, LLC
Hair and Make-up: Naomi and Angela for Naomi Martinez Salon and Spa
Wedding Site : Connecticut's Old State House
Wedding Gown and accessories, MOB Gown, Girl's Dresses : The White Dress by the Shore
Alissa's Gown : Judd Waddell
MOB's Gown : Modern Trousseau
Bridesmaids : Jenny Yoo
Flower Girl : Us Angels
Bridal Jewelry (earrings and bracelet): Haute Bride
Hair Sparkly : Maria Elena Headpieces
Sparkle Belt : Augusta Jones
Alissa and MOB's Shoes (via Nordstrom) : Vera Wang Lavendar
John's Suit : Joseph A Bank
John's Roxy Dog Cufflinks -- found by looking through Jerome Braga's facebook photos : Thomas Pink
Groomsmen Ties / Dads' Ties (Macys) : Donald Trump Neckwear
Engagement and Wedding Rings : Monarch Jewelers - Canton, see Jesse
Hand-painted Aisle Runner - Kara Ann Arkwork

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Congratulations Heidi and Al!

Today Heidi and Al will wed and celebrate their nuptials with their family and closest friends!  We were so thrilled that Heidi contacted us after being referred by her photographer, who we absolutely love, Alissa Dinneen!  Alissa also took the beautiful picture above.

It was a pleasure to work with Heidi on all of her wedding day stationery.  Heidi and Al have amazing vendors in their corner, including Jessica's Country Flowers so we have no doubt that today will be spectacular for them and we can not wait to see it all come together!